Jo M Martin

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The role of bacteria in the pathogenesis of chronic, nonhealing wounds is unclear. All wounds are colonized with bacteria, but differentiating colonizers from invading organisms is difficult, if not impossible, at the present time. Furthermore, robust new molecular genomic techniques have shown that only 1% of bacteria can be grown in culture; anaerobes are(More)
Historical reviews suggest that tanning first became fashionable in the 1920s or 1930s. To quantitatively and qualitatively examine changes in tanning attitudes portrayed in the popular women's press during the early 20th century, we reviewed summer issues of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar for the years 1920, 1927, 1928, and 1929. We examined these issues for(More)
Public dental patients suffer from poorer oral health than the general population. Management of dental caries tends to focus on surgical interventions, such as restorations and extractions, rather than prevention and early intervention of the disease process. The current public dental system struggles to address the lifestyle and broader health issues(More)
BACKGROUND Tristimulus colorimetry, which uses the Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage L*a*b* model to quantify color, has previously been used to analyze pigmentation and erythema in human skin; however, colorimetry of African American skin is not well characterized. OBJECTIVE We sought to analyze skin color patterns in African Americans and compare(More)
Dialysis may be needed, either acutely or on a chronic basis, during pregnancy for a variety of reasons. Advances in erythropoietin, transplant, and hormonal therapies may increase the chances of pregnancy in women with chronic renal failure. Providing care to this population of patients is a challenge to nephrology and obstetric nurses. It is important for(More)
Use of invasive hemodynamic monitoring provides more thorough assessment of hemodynamic function and may reveal abnormal data before the development of adverse clinical signs and symptoms. The obstetric nurse caring for critically ill patients is responsible for understanding the principles associated with hemodynamic monitoring and interpretation of data(More)